Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer in Test
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 634 672
Rank change year-on-year +34 +38 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 273 203 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 125 157
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £363 £359 £325
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88,940 86,199 94,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,064 56,849 62,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,556 2,884
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Developer in Test in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 177 £475 +5.56% 19
North of England 0 31 £400 +10.34% 10
South East -5 30 £444 +21.99% 9
Midlands +9 29 £403 +3.87% 3
Yorkshire +4 19 £375 +7.14% 4
East Midlands +22 17 £450 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -10 12 £400 -11.11% 2
North West -12 11 £409 +0.62% 5
South West -10 4 £400 -3.03% 4
East of England - 3 £350 - 5
North East -9 1 £450 - 1
Developer in Test
UK

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Developer in Test contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 235 (86.08%) Test Automation
2 205 (75.09%) Java
3 179 (65.57%) Selenium
4 154 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (54.58%) SDET
6 143 (52.38%) Cucumber
7 81 (29.67%) C#
8 75 (27.47%) BDD
9 70 (25.64%) QA
10 69 (25.27%) Jenkins
11 68 (24.91%) Scrum
12 56 (20.51%) TDD
12 56 (20.51%) Docker
13 55 (20.15%) Git (software)
13 55 (20.15%) WebDriver
14 53 (19.41%) SQL
15 48 (17.58%) Finance
16 47 (17.22%) JavaScript
16 47 (17.22%) Python
17 46 (16.85%) SpecFlow
17 46 (16.85%) Gherkin
18 45 (16.48%) JIRA
19 42 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (15.02%) OO
21 38 (13.92%) Web Services
21 38 (13.92%) RESTful
22 37 (13.55%) DevOps
22 37 (13.55%) API Testing
23 36 (13.19%) Test Scripting
24 35 (12.82%) Java 8

Developer in Test Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (9.89%) Confluence
2 6 (2.20%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.10%) Apache
3 3 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.37%) CMS
5 1 (0.37%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.37%) Jetty
5 1 (0.37%) Mule
5 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.47%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.13%) GitHub
3 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.66%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.47%) Slack
6 3 (1.10%) PaaS
7 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.73%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.73%) Serverless
8 1 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.37%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.33%) HTTP
2 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.66%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.83%) HBase
3 5 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.10%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.73%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.73%) Big Data
6 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.73%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) Flink
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 179 (65.57%) Selenium
2 143 (52.38%) Cucumber
3 69 (25.27%) Jenkins
4 55 (20.15%) Git (software)
4 55 (20.15%) WebDriver
5 46 (16.85%) SpecFlow
6 45 (16.48%) JIRA
7 34 (12.45%) SoapUI
8 29 (10.62%) JMeter
9 26 (9.52%) JUnit
10 22 (8.06%) Maven
11 21 (7.69%) Appium
12 16 (5.86%) TeamCity
13 15 (5.49%) Visual Studio
14 14 (5.13%) Protractor
15 13 (4.76%) Bitbucket
15 13 (4.76%) JBehave
16 11 (4.03%) Mockito
17 10 (3.66%) Gatling
17 10 (3.66%) Gradle
General
1 48 (17.58%) Finance
2 20 (7.33%) Banking
3 9 (3.30%) Front Office
4 5 (1.83%) Retail
4 5 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.73%) Games
5 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.85%) Gherkin
2 38 (13.92%) RESTful
2 38 (13.92%) Web Services
3 30 (10.99%) .NET
4 27 (9.89%) Kafka
5 26 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 23 (8.42%) Node.js
7 22 (8.06%) JSON
7 22 (8.06%) SOAP
8 21 (7.69%) REST
9 20 (7.33%) Spring
10 17 (6.23%) XML
11 15 (5.49%) CSS
12 14 (5.13%) HTML
12 14 (5.13%) React
13 13 (4.76%) WireMock
14 8 (2.93%) jQuery
14 8 (2.93%) Spring Boot
14 8 (2.93%) Swagger
15 7 (2.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.69%) Fintech
2 19 (6.96%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.20%) Equities
6 5 (1.83%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.47%) Derivative
7 4 (1.47%) Exotic Derivative
7 4 (1.47%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.10%) NHS
8 3 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.73%) FMCG
9 2 (0.73%) User Experience
10 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.37%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.96%) Linux
1 19 (6.96%) Unix
2 17 (6.23%) Android
3 11 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.93%) Windows
5 3 (1.10%) CentOS
5 3 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (86.08%) Test Automation
2 154 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (54.58%) SDET
4 75 (27.47%) BDD
5 68 (24.91%) Scrum
6 56 (20.51%) TDD
7 42 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (15.02%) OO
9 37 (13.55%) API Testing
9 37 (13.55%) DevOps
10 36 (13.19%) Test Scripting
11 32 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (10.99%) Kanban
13 27 (9.89%) Acceptance Criteria
14 24 (8.79%) Microservices
15 23 (8.42%) Software Engineering
15 23 (8.42%) User Stories
16 20 (7.33%) Open Source
17 19 (6.96%) Unit Testing
18 18 (6.59%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (75.09%) Java
2 81 (29.67%) C#
3 53 (19.41%) SQL
4 47 (17.22%) JavaScript
4 47 (17.22%) Python
5 35 (12.82%) Java 8
6 14 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.66%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.93%) Groovy
8 8 (2.93%) VBA
9 7 (2.56%) C++
9 7 (2.56%) ES6
9 7 (2.56%) ES7
9 7 (2.56%) Ruby
9 7 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.83%) Perl
10 5 (1.83%) Scala
11 4 (1.47%) C
11 4 (1.47%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.52%) Degree
2 25 (9.16%) SC Cleared
2 25 (9.16%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (6.23%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.66%) ISEB
6 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.73%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (25.64%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (20.51%) Docker
2 3 (1.10%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.73%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Rancher
4 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (2.56%) Atlassian
2 6 (2.20%) WSO2
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle
4 4 (1.47%) Calypso
4 4 (1.47%) Charles River
4 4 (1.47%) FXall
4 4 (1.47%) SimCorp
5 3 (1.10%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (0.73%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.73%) BEA
6 2 (0.73%) HP
6 2 (0.73%) IBM
6 2 (0.73%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.37%) Capita
7 1 (0.37%) Lets Encrypt
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase
7 1 (0.37%) Twitter